Noctuidae : Cuculliinae
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Wormwood
Cucullia absinthii

(Linnaeus, 1761) 2211 / 73.050

A local and uncommon resident.

Found particularly on brownfield sites where Mugwort grows.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults sometimes found at rest and on flowers and only occasionally at light.

Verification Grade Comment: Photo needed away from known sites.

Recorded in 18 (13%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2014.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: June- August
Foodplant:   Wormwood
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/20141VC37 - WorcestershireSP08
11/08/2013+VC39 - StaffordshireSJ80
30/08/201210VC39 - StaffordshireSO88 -
30/08/20128VC39 - StaffordshireSO98 -
30/08/20123VC39 - StaffordshireSO98 -

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